What's on today
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Belonging and Identity Tours Tate Britain
Farquharson, the new director of Tate Britain, was clearly thinking along the same lines as we were (Read: 'I have a duty to lead people to the unfamiliar') when he describes experiencing the collection at Tate Britain in themes (rather than period of style) and looking at the social factors that shaped art in specific periods. Please join us every fortnight during the Autumn at Tate Britain for our Belonging and Identity Tours! Thursdays 11-12.30, Please meet in the old entrance up the steps 21 September: 'The Image of Women in Victorian Art', delivered by Hattie Bennett 5 &19 October: 'Black Presences', delivered by Michael Ohajuru 2 &16 November: 'Bucolic Britain': The Great Myth', delivered by Freddie Barber
£15 per session
Black History Month
For Black History Month this October, please join us for this series of lectures on the Black Presence in art.
Black History Month is an observance each October recognizing important people and events in the history of those from Asian, African and Caribbean heritage.
This course looks at the black presence in works in our national collections. This takes many different forms; blacks are depicted as kings, as slaves, as servants, as saints and sometime just as people.
We start with a general introduction on the Image of the Black in Renaissance Art in Europe, the following two sessions focus on 2 specific popular black images in Renaissance Europe: St Maurice and the Black Magi.
3, 10, 17 October 2017
Orleans House Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ
£15 per session; Richmond Card price: £13.50
coffee and tea included
Please book on the Orleans House Gallery website
delivered by Michael Ohajuru
Dial M for Murder
Frederick Knott's twisty thriller was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock to great acclaim. OHADS first produced this famous play back in 1956 and we are delighted to bringing a brand new production to the Hampton Hill Theatre this October. Directed by Asha Gill, this promises to be a thrilling evening.
Tickets on sale at www.positickets.co.uk
New Annual Exhibition
Working for a Living in the old Borough of Twickenham is the theme for the 2017 Annual Exhibition featuring numerous images and artefacts from the earliest recorded times through to the modern day.
As well as an extremely rare trade token dating from 1669, other items attach well-known local firms such as Pouparts and Job’s Dairy.
How Church Street in Twickenham has developed between 1920 and 1950, and how Heath Road in Twickenham looked in the 1930s, comprise a new ‘supplementary’ exhibition on the first floor.
Twickenham Museum event
Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 11 to 17. The club meets in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.
Richmond’s history is not just about kings and queens living in royal palaces. What was it like to be poor and destitute? What help was there and on what terms? Come and find out what life was like for Richmond’s poorest residents at the Museum of Richmond’s Poverty exhibition.
Behind the handsome Georgian façade, the Richmond Workhouse, and many others, divided families and expected inmates to complete often hard and monotonous tasks.
Older residents may have been helped by the numerous almshouses of Richmond. However, a set of strict rules, on display in the exhibition, shows how regimented life in the almshouses were.
The exhibition displays the 1886 Richmond Union Workhouse Plan for the first time at the Museum.
Alongside the almshouses and workhouses, the exhibition looks at the individuals and charities who worked to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Richmond’s continued philanthropic spirit is highlighted through the charities which continue to offer support today.
This timely and relevant exhibition exploring poverty and homelessness will engage visitors with a different side of Richmond’s history. It also brings these issues up to date in relation to the charities that call Richmond home today.
The exhibition has been supported by The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, the Richmond Charities, Barnes Workhouse Fund and a number of generous individual donations.
Museum of Richmond event